After Criticism, Commissioners Open Monroe County Land-Use Plan for Public Comment
February 8th, 2011
Bloomington, Ind. – After criticism for a lack of public feedback on the proposed land-use plan, the Monroe County Board of Commissioners will host two public hearings to solicit community opinion. This land-use plan will impact all county residents and the last significant public input on the plan was in May of 2010.
Citizens and news media in Monroe County are encouraged to attend the public hearings to let their voices be heard. More information on the meeting and the proposed land-use plan can be found at www.MyMonroeCountyFuture.com.
Residents and News Media of Monroe County
Public hearing on the proposed Monroe County land-use plan
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 – 5:30 pm
Monroe County Courthouse, Room 315
About My Monroe County Future Cook and CFC Properties created My Monroe County Future to draw attention to issues and concerns about the proposed land-use plan and encourage thoughtful discussion about the future of Monroe County.
Cook, which began in 1963 as a husband-and-wife operation in a Bloomington apartment, now provides approximately 3,300 jobs in the life science industry in Monroe County.
CFC Properties is focused primarily on the restoration of buildings, to preserve their historical value, so that they can become homes to healthy businesses. Prominent examples of CFC properties include Showers Plaza, Fountain Square Mall and Grant Street Inn. In land-use terms, this is known as “brownfield” development and is a stated goal of the proposed Monroe County land-use plan. About 90 percent of CFC properties fall into this category.
For more than 35 years, Cook owned CFC Properties has been a leader in restoration and redevelopment in Bloomington and Monroe County.
Jim Murphy, president of CFC Properties, has been a prominent critic of the proposed Monroe County land-use plan—even though the company could benefit if the proposed plan passes and resulting ordinances reduce the housing supply and raise the cost of housing.
About Cook Medical
Founded in 1963, Cook Medical pioneered many of the medical devices now commonly used to perform minimally invasive medical procedures throughout the body. Today, the company integrates medical devices, drugs and biologic grafts to enhance patient safety and improve clinical outcomes. Since its inception, Cook has operated as a family-held private corporation. For more information, visit www.cookmedical.com. Follow Cook Medical on Twitter @CookMedicalPR and @MonroeCoFuture.